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Leadership coaching

Resources such as Myers-Briggs, the DISC, strength-based models, Senge's work, are used to support leadership regardless of where they are in their development

Consulting

Functioning and a resource to leadership and/or instructional staff, support for a breadth of topics (listed below) via teleconferencing, phone calls, emails, and texting is provided.

Grant Writing

and/or Evaluation

As a successful grant writer of both formula-funded and competitive grants, developing applications or providing quality checks for applications prepared by others if offered.  For awards requiring an outside evaluator, this service can be provided as well

Implementation Support

Implementing new technology-based systems can be time consuming for staff and, without experience, can result in configurations that don't truly meet the need.  Functioning as a buyers agent, implementation support for a number of technology systems including PowerSchool, Instastructure's Canvas, TechBoost, and more can be provided.

Data Analysis

Organizing, cleaning, and analyzing data to support policy development, policy monitoring, strategic planning, and instruction are available services.

Education & Training Topics

These learning experiences can be face-to-face, provided virtually using Zoom or a similar platform, or developed into courses that learners can explore at their own pace.  Content is prioritized and customized by audience (board, school leadership, instructional staff, students, parents, business leaders, or community at large).  

  • Strategic Planning:  Processes, principles, roles, and topics for reflection are incorporated to help attendees launch and participate in a successful forward looking strategic planning process.
     

  • Federal and State Legislation:  These sessions focus on understanding the constraints and opportunities for educational systems, especially as they seek to be innovative and non-traditional.  Career and Technical Education, as well as all Title funds can be addressed.
     

  • Federal and State Grant Funds:  Sessions focus on understanding grant funds, requirements for obtaining funds, using funds, and reporting on use.  Universal Service Funds can be addressed here, as well.
     

  • Competitive Grant Writing:  Winning a competitive grant involves finding the grant, understanding the application process, and writing an application to win.  These trainings introduce a novice to these processes.
     

  • Special Programs:  Delivering high quality special education, gifted and talented, and  English Language Learner programs starts with understanding these special populations and their needs.  These trainings focus on schools seeking to implement personal learning and that need to understand how to adjust programs for these students within legal bounds.  
     

  • Differentiated, Individualized, and Personalized Instruction:  These sessions focus on what these processes are and strategies for implementation for each.  In each of these instances, the student is still the receiver of an externally identified and implemented learning experience.  For the practitioner, sessions can leverage existing data and resources to develop implementation plans.
     

  • Personal Learning:  Personal learning focuses on the student owning what s/he learns, when s/he learns, and how s/he learns it.  In other words, students own their learning.  These require different policies, resources, structures, processes, and mindsets.  Sessions introduce personal learning and go as deep as the participants require based on their roles.
     

  • Learning Progressions/Integrated Learning:  Real-life, authentic learning requires an integration of content domains.  These sessions introduce participants to these concepts and move to the application of them.
     

  • Competency-based Learning/Badges and Micro-credentials:  Beginning with defining what competencies are and aren’t, moving to how to organize and use competencies for learning, and concluding with how to evaluate and document mastery of competencies with badges and/or micro-credentials introduces participants to a new paradigm and how to adopt it.
     

  • Strengths-based/Growth Mindset:  Sessions work to shift the paradigm from one of winners and losers to a strengths-based, growth mindset, why that is important, and the ramifications of such a shift.
     

  • Assessments and Data:  Participants explore the world of assessments and the value and limitations of each type.  Special attention to NWEA’s computer adaptive assessment system is incorporated, as well as state proficiency tests, achievement tests, cognitive tests, adaptive ability tests, dyslexia screeners, work readiness measures, college readiness tests, asset surveys, and more.  Understanding the data and how to organize it for the role participants fill, as well as cautions wrap up these sessions.
     

  • Creating a Culture for Learning:  Considerations for creating a learning organization based on the work of Peter Senge’ and Lex Sisney are incorporated in these sessions that can range from an overview to application.  Communities of Practice and Professional Learning Communities are addressed here, as well.
     

  • Marketing Your School:  Sessions introduce leadership to marketing and sales principles that are essential for all schools.
     

  • Product and Project Management:  While typically seen as business processes, these processes are readily transferable to the education environment and help leadership better define their vision, as well as develop a plan and timeline for executing their implementation plan.
     

  • Technology That Works:  Understanding the key systems needed to support educational organizations and important aspects to consider when adopting them and setting them up to achieve the vision of the organization is the focus of these sessions.  
     

  • Parent Involvement That Works:  Sessions explore the five kinds of parent involvement, which ones have the greatest impact on student learning, and strategies for implementing each.